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The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

Updated July 8, 2020 39.8k votes 3.9k voters 48.5k views146 items

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The Louisiana State University Tigers, the Fighting Tigers, are a college football mainstay. With four national championships (the first team to win multiple National titles since the advent of the BCS) and the 11th highest winning percentage amongst teams that have played at least 1,000 games, it is clear that the boys in purple are not to be messed with.

Many of these players went on to successful pro careers in the NFL. So, whether we're talking defensive ends or DBs, wide receivers or quarterbacks, who are the best LSU Tigers of all time?

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  • 1
    Joe Burrow
    795
    60

    Joe Burrow

    Quarterback

    TeamsLSU Tigers

  • 2
    Tyrann Mathieu
    1,655
    501

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age28

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

  • 3
    Patrick Peterson
    1,620
    491

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age30

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

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    #149 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#65 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • 4
    Jarvis Landry
    1,254
    364

    Jarvis Landry

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceConvent, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

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    #17 of 53 Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?#57 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • 5
    Jamal Adams
    742
    111

    Jamal Adams

    Strong safety

    BirthplaceLewisville, Texas, USA

    TeamsNew York Jets

  • 6
    Leonard Fournette
    1,544
    473

    Leonard Fournette

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age25

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  • 7
    Odell Beckham Jr.
    1,769
    597

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsCleveland Browns

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  • 8
    Devin White
    364
    37

    Devin White

    Middle linebacker

    BirthplaceSpringhill, Louisiana

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 9
    Billy Cannon
    825
    247

    Billy Cannon

    Running back, Tight end

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Mississippi

    Age83

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    #39 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#57 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

  • 10
    Kevin Mawae
    475
    113

    Kevin Mawae

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Age49

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

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    #16 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Georgia#50 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

  • 11
    Kevin Faulk
    806
    240

    Kevin Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana

    Age44

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, New England Patriots

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    #15 of 246 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time#19 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

  • 12
    Andrew Whitworth
    610
    200

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Age38

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

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    #10 of 46 The Tallest NFL Players Right Now, Ranked#5 of 30 The Oldest Active Players In The NFL Right Now

  • 13
    Glenn Dorsey
    598
    202

    Glenn Dorsey

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs

  • 14
    Y.A. Tittle
    818
    258

    Y.A. Tittle

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, United States of America

    Age93

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

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    #30 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#10 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • 15
    Eric Reid
    825
    310

    Eric Reid

    Safety

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age28

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers

  • 16
    Alan Faneca
    454
    164

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age43

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

  • 17
    LaRon Landry
    462
    172

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, LSU Tigers football, New York Jets

  • 18
    Bert Jones
    393
    127

    Bert Jones

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceRuston, Louisiana

    Age69

  • 19
    Marcus Spears
    317
    96

    Marcus Spears

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age37

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys

  • 20
    Morris Claiborne
    463
    199

    Morris Claiborne

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age30

    TeamsLSU Tigers football, Dallas Cowboys

  • 21
    Jim Taylor
    288
    93

    Jim Taylor

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age85

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers

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    #47 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#14 of 286 The Best Green Bay Packers Of All Time

  • 22
    La'el Collins
    314
    101

    La'el Collins

    Offensive tackle

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

    TeamsLSU Tigers football

  • 23
    Dalton Hilliard
    346
    119

    Dalton Hilliard

    Running back

    BirthplacePatterson, Louisiana

    Age56

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    #29 of 135 The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time#17 of 44 The Best LSU Tigers Wide Receivers Of All Time

  • 24
    Jacob Hester
    382
    147

    Jacob Hester

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Age35

    TeamsDenver Broncos, San Diego Chargers

  • 25
    Tommy Casanova
    311
    105

    Tommy Casanova

    Defensive back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age70

    TeamsLSU Tigers football